Health & Wellness

No matter how you choose to manage stress during this time, know you are worthy of rest, support, connection and wellness.
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Some tips to help cope with isolation ➡

Practice self-care
Move
Reach out

Mental Health Tips

Some of our wonderful campus care providers have compiled these mental health tips to help cope with isolation. Please reach out if you need support by calling or texting 211.

Breathe
Download a free meditation app like Insight Timer or Calm

Let it out
It’s normal to have a lot of feelings and thoughts right now. Take some time to journal and get them all out.

Practice self-care
Have a hot shower, go for a walk, binge watch Netflix, or anything else that makes you feel good.

Maintain a routine
Keep your eating and sleeping schedule the same, get changed in the morning when you are ready to start studying/working from home.

Move
Stretch, do yoga or workout at home.

Touch still matters
Give yourself a hug. Trust us.

Practice boundaries
Set healthy limits on media consumption and COVID-19. This will have an impact on your well-being.

You’ve got this
Practice affirmations like I feel safe or I can do hard things.

Reach out
Video call or text friends and family. University of Alberta supports are available or connect with 211. Keep connected on your social networks if they are helpful and positive.


Mental Health Support

Resources are available if you, or someone you know, is struggling or needs a little extra support.



Need to Talk to Someone?

Unitea Tea Times

Unitea

A conversation can make all the difference. Students can now book a virtual tea time through Google Hangouts to speak with a trained peer.